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Loggers cut down Redmen in three


A strong Phillips squad held on to its top spot in the Marawood North volleyball standings Tuesday by sweeping visiting Rib Lake in three sets.

Already coming into the match as heavy underdogs, the Lady Redmen had to do some shuffling after losing libero Kyla Kennedy to an injury in practice the previous night.

“Although we didn’t come out on top against Phillips, there was not a lack of effort, hard work or hustle,” Rib Lake head coach Heather Weik said.

The Loggers, who sit at 3-0 in the Northand 18-6-1 overall, took the first set 25-12 and then held off a spirited effort by Rib Lake in the second set 25-20. Phillips completed the sweep with a 25-11 win in set three.

Rib Lake is 0-2 against North rivals and 5-13 overall.

“With Kyla Kennedy injured in practice the night before, we knew we had some big shoes to fill,” Weik said. “Reagan Reinhardt led the back row with 12 digs in the three sets we played. There were so many hustle points and saved balls by everyone tonight. I’m very proud of their effort. Phillips is a well-rounded team and hit well against us. We had the lead at times, but Phillips went on some strong serving streaks.”

Brianna Guzinski’s nine kills led the Loggers, while Jensen Weik had 13 digs and 11 assists.

Hitting a light stretch of the schedule before a busy October, the Redmen are next scheduled to play Tuesday at Abbotsford and then they’ll play three matches Oct. 2 in a Marawood Conference crossover meet at Edgar. Rib Lake will play Newman Catholic, Wisconsin Rapids Assumption and host Edgar that day.

No new date has been announced yet for a Marawood North match at Chequamegon that was postponed on Thursday.